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Backlot Bash 2019
50th Birthday Party & Basketball Game
Photos and Videos
Joe is a phenomenal person to work with. I've had the pleasure of utilizing his talents for two separate events, and he delivered tremendous work every time. He easily understands the goal of the project, and can tackle some great photography and videography with little to no direction. Even in a venue the size of a warehouse with non-stop entertainment and activations, he didn't miss a beat. I would highly recommend using him for and future photo or video needs!Nov 2, 2018Review from GoogleJoe U Photo's reply
Hey Taylor! Thanks so much for the positive words! It was great working with you guys at such excellent events, there was certainly shortage of fun moments to capture.
Ive had two super fun/wacky portrait sessions with Joe, and I loved the shoots themselves as well as the results! Joe has such a great eye. Hes also creative, fun to spend time with, collaborative, and always makes me feel 100% comfortable. And Ill say it again - I love the photos I end up with! I highly recommend that you hire Joe any time you want your pictures taken!Oct 1, 2018Review from GoogleJoe U Photo's reply
The wackier the better 🙌 (though I'm sure there's a statue of reality on that). It always a unanimous hoot shooting with ya and I'm sure the next one will up be even more bonkers than the last!
Joe is an incredible artist. His photography and videography both surpass what I had expected when I chose to work with him. He has a natural eye for moments that read beautifully on the camera and is very easy to work with in the process of shooting itself. He will make you and the subjects you want to capture look truly magical!Oct 3, 2018Review from GoogleJoe U Photo's reply
Oh man, this is such a lovely write up! Thanks for taking the time to write this Emma, it's been a treat working with you in a video and photographic capacity! So many cool ideas flowing. Hope we can collaborate again soon!
After getting married abroad, we had an informal party for friends and family at a brewery taproom in June 2018. Joe was available on short notice and fit our desire for casual photos perfectly. He struck a good balance between candids and posed photos and just worked really well with what we wanted and requested. His photos capture the fun we had on the day and gave us high quality memories forever!Oct 24, 2018
I had a great time at this photo session. Joe was a lot of fun, had ideas for different shots, and made me feel comfortable during the session. I came out with a lot of really good photos to choose from.Oct 7, 2018Review from GoogleJoe U Photo's reply
Glad you enjoyed your time shooting, Donna! It was a really nice time roaming around Lincoln Park and getting some nice shots!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I display a standard hourly rate on Thumbtack for simple estimate purposes, but am always happy to discuss price and create custom packages!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Once we're connected I like to hop on the phone right away to discuss what they're looking for from me as a photographer. Everyone has their own unique vision when it comes to the images they want to receive and I feel that by chatting on the phone we can get to what that vision is exponentially faster.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?My background is actually in video production! I spent the first 10+ years of my career in that world and it wasn't until I clicked my DSLR camera into photo mode that everything changed.